Another lovely week in Beech. Our time together is zooming past and we are enjoying every minute. This week has been jam packed with learning, activities and Nativity rehearsals.
In phonics, we have learnt v w x y.
The children have all got letter formation and pronunciation sheets for the phonemes and graphemes learnt this week. Please encourage the children to do these at home. We have been checking reading diaries and there have been lots of reading at home! Please can you encourage your child to read 3x a week with an adult or older sibling and note it down in the yellow reading record. This will allow us to then change their books. Thank you.
In English, we have looked at the book “Stickman” by Julia Donaldson. The children have drawn some great pictures of Stickman and his family tree and thought of lots of ways we could rescue him from the fireplace. They all had a go at sounding out Stickman in their books as they recognised the digraph ck. Very impressed with all of their hard work this week.
In Maths, we have been looking at 4 and 5. We have looked at how 4 and 5 can be made using different amounts and then added together. We used lots of practical activities to learn all about the composition. Here is an example of the part whole model splitting 5 up.
We have done lots of practising for our Nativity play, please can you ensure all costumes are in by next Friday. We have looked at ways we can keep the environment safe for Stickman and his family tree. The children shared some great ideas about keeping the world safe eg; recycling, not setting fires, watering the trees in the hot sun and not littering. We also explored the Divali festival. We made rangoli patterns in the coloured sand, made temples in construction and designed henna hand art. We talked about how other cultures celebrate different occasions and compared them to ones we celebrate.
A letter has been sent home tonight regarding the new ‘Parent Pay’ system. Please make sure you look at it and set your accounts up ready for Monday. Thank you.
Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Shadbolt, Mrs Kenny and Mrs Millichamp.